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Author Atkins, William (Editor), author.

Title The immeasurable world : journeys in desert places / William Atkins.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  910.9154 ATK    AVAILABLE
Edition First United States edition.
Description 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in six deserts on five continents that evoke the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places. One-sixth of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, Will Atkins decided to travel in six of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert of North China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazkahstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and the Sinai Desert of Egypt. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The desert library : the Empty Quarter, Oman -- Field of thunder : the Great Victoria Desert, Australia -- Troublemakers : the Gobi Desert and the Taklamakan Desert, China -- Bastard sturgeon : the Aralkum, Kazakhstan -- Between great fires : the Sonoran Desert, USA -- Matter out of place : the Black Rock Desert, USA -- The inner mountain : the Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index.
Subject Atkins, William (Editor) -- Travel.
Atkins, Will (Editor) -- Travel.
Deserts -- Discovery and exploration.
Voyages around the world.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
HISTORY / Historical Geography.
Deserts. (OCoLC)fst00891230
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
HISTORY / Historical Geography.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780385539883 (hardback)

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